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Re: The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry
On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, Andy Davidson wrote: > > RIPE will be accepting requests for 32-bit ASNs from 1/1/07, > according to an email to ncc-services two weeks ago. It does not > feel too early to start to understand what we must do to as a > community to guarantee ubiquity of reachable networks. So, all of the current devices need to get upgraded before 'day one' of 32-bit ASN use... that'll be fun :) Why is RIPE passing out the 32-bit ASN's now? aren't there still plenty (+20k or so) 16-bit ASN's out there for assignment? (perhaps I'm missing something on the need to allocate the new asn's?) > > There were no definitive answers when John Payne asked on the list > about images supporting 32 bit as numbers - are any independent > bodies going to setup a route behind a 32-bit ASN so that we can > start public reachability testing ? > Given a 32-bit ASN I'd be happy to upgrade code on a connected device and announce a route... of course I'm not sure my upstream will do the right thing with the announcement since it doesn't know (probably) about 32-bit asn's...